SkyPilot and Minerva Sign Distribution Agreement

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Minerva to Market, Sell, and Support SkyPilot's Broadband Wireless Products in Middle East, Pakistan, and Africa

Their focus on combining technology with a community of wireless resellers represents considerable value to SkyPilot and we are enthusiastic about working together with our new partner.

SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless networks, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Minerva, a value-added distributor based in Dubai. Minerva will market SkyPilot's line of broadband wireless products throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa.

"SkyPilot has provided service providers around the world with cost-effective, long-range, and high-capacity wireless equipment," said Alexander Allen, CEO of Minerva. "Our channel partners are always looking for the best wireless products available, and SkyPilot's solutions provide our partners with enough uniqueness and flexibility to effectively enter new broadband wireless markets."

SkyPilot's equipment not only enables wireless Internet service providers to deploy broadband Internet access and VoIP to subscribers, but also provides the wireless backhaul to enable outdoor Wi-Fi access as well as video surveillance and automatic meter reading (AMR) for municipal networks.

SkyPilot's unique capabilities come from an innovative approach to combining point-to-point backhaul, mesh, and a point-to-multipoint base station into a single solution. The SkyGateway and SkyExtender are base stations that provide point-to-multipoint connectivity to low-cost SkyConnector customer premise equipment (CPE) in the 5 GHz spectrum. These base stations also integrate a synchronous multi-hop wireless backhaul that greatly extends coverage range and increases spectral capacity. In addition, these products can be integrated with long-range Wi-Fi access points at 2.4 GHz and 4.9 GHz for mobile public safety.

"Minerva has a proven ability to expand the broadband wireless market throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa" said Dennis Stipati, Vice President of worldwide sales at SkyPilot. "Their focus on combining technology with a community of wireless resellers represents considerable value to SkyPilot and we are enthusiastic about working together with our new partner."

About Minerva FZ Co.

Minerva is a regional Value Added Distributor specializing in carrier class Wireless Broadband, Voice over IP (VoIP) and Network Security. Minerva's focus is to offer cutting edge technology to the market whilst exceeding customers' expectations on service, delivery, price, support and satisfaction.

Minerva is based in Dubai, the regional logistics hub, serving the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa, Greece and Cyprus. It has a dedicated team with over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry with an excellent reputation for exceeding customer demands. The Minerva team is committed and qualified to take up the challenges of the 21st century by continually evolving and expanding their knowledge base. Every team member at Minerva understands that exceeding customer expectations, superior product quality and innovation combined with openness and trust are the key factors in achieving both a sustainable competitive advantage and long-term customer relationship. To know more about Minerva and its products and services, please visit Minerva's web site.

About SkyPilot Networks

SkyPilot Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless equipment that enables service providers, municipalities, and public safety agencies to rapidly deploy cost-effective network services, including last-mile Internet access, voice over IP, Wi-Fi hotspots, video surveillance, and other wireless applications. The SkyPilot solution utilizes a patented multi-hop point-to-multipoint architecture that synchronizes high-gain directional antennas to extend reach, mitigate interference, and maximize spectral efficiency. The result is a highly scalable, reliable, and deterministic broadband wireless network that simplifies design, increases deployment flexibility, and dramatically reduces equipment and operating costs. SkyPilot has proven scalability and reliability with over 40,000 units shipped to customers in over 50 countries. SkyPilot is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information on SkyPilot and its solutions, contact pr @ or visit SkyPIlot's website.

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